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You put your weekly salary into the clock, along with how
many hours you're expected to be in the office, and the
clock shows you what your net hourly pay is for the day so
Let's say you work a forty hour workweek. For the first
hours of each workday, the clock displays a constant
amount that represents your daily pay divided by your
hour expected workday. Once you start going into unpaid
overtime, however, the hourly rate begins decreasing,
representing your daily pay divided by the number of hours
you've *actually* worked so far today.
There's also a hidden clock out button, which you can
to account for time you're being paid for but are not
doing any work. So every time you go to the bathroom,
hit clock out, then when you come back you press clock in
and see exactly how much taking that porcelain cruise
increased your net hourly pay.
||This could be straightforwardly added to time
recording software used by professional services
firms, to provide a more telling indicator of your
worth to the firm than a crude salary to billings
||One training centre got a new overseer, used to clockwatch people going to the loo, so one guy crawled back under his window.
||Union, schmunion. I know union members that still work
unpaid overtime. It's never a *requirement*, you see, but
there's a given amount of work to do and only so many paid
hours in which to do it. And there are lots of people who
respond to that situation by only working the hours they're
paid for, and there's nothing wrong with that. But there are
people who tend to get so engrossed in what they're doingor
genuinely get gratification from itthat they just need to
finish up this one last thing
and they should write that email
before leaving for the night
oh, and look up that one thing
they forgot about earlier
and the next thing you know it's
9:30 and you're still at the office. I've been known to be one
of those people myself, from time to time.
||This invention is for those people, as a gentle reminder that
Hey, you can stick around if you want, but you're only
decreasing the value of your time at this point.
||I think this system would have to take data from the Halfbakery log file
||What [hippo] said! most def!
||You folks who get to access the halfbakery during work hours are so lucky. Any halfbaking I get to do is snatched from brief moments of my 'spare' time.
||I misread the title as Hourly Earrings Clock. A set of 12 unique pairs of earrings to be worn at exact times throughout the day, so that others can tell the time by checking your jewellery?
||Or perhaps two minute, dangling, fully functional cuckoo clocks. Mmm, fashionable and practical, clock earrings.
||What use is a clock that only runs for 2 minutes? Not even good for timing eggs!
||awww [2 fries] so sorry, but on the other hand, being
really bored at work can drain one's brain whilst the
hb can feed one's brain!